Aligning Your Team With An Integrated Strategy

Aligning Your Team With An Integrated Strategy

“It is your STRATEGY, not your MISSION that will ultimately determine your success.” – Reggie Joiner Your church has a very strategic leader in it. This person is there every weekend making sure that things go as planned. It is not the senior pastor. It is not the children’s pastor It is not the student pastor It’s not even the worship leader The strategic person in your church is the one in the parking lot who places the traffic cones. This person understands how strategically placing those... Read More
Delegation: The Secret Sauce to Effective Leadership

Delegation: The Secret Sauce to Effective Leadership

“I don’t have a problem with delegation. I love to delegate. I am either lazy enough, or busy enough, or trusting enough, or congenial enough, that the notion leaving tasks in someone else’s lap doesn’t just sound wise to me, it sounds attractive.” -John Ortberg It should come as no surprise to anyone that the greatest and most self-aware leaders know that they can’t do it all. The ability to delegate important tasks to other people and then trust them to complete those tasks... Read More
The Ingredient Every Fractured Team Possesses

The Ingredient Every Fractured Team Possesses

If you have been around ministry and leadership for any length of time, you know that teamwork is at the core of all success. A successful team is built with a group of people that work together to realize a common goal. While the goal and the strategy might be different, the concept of people working together is always a constant. The challenge comes in when everyone on the team is doing their part, whether leading a department or project, and that department or project becomes their sole... Read More
6 Ideas for Hosting Effective Easter Services

6 Ideas for Hosting Effective Easter Services

It is no secret that Easter and Christmas are two of the most attended church holidays in the country. Because Easter always happens on a Sunday, that means full swing family ministry is in effect. It is so important that we are ready for the huge influx of families on this day, and that we put our best foot forward. When families visit your church on Easter, it is one of your greatest opportunities to show them that coming to your church every week is something they will definitely want to... Read More
5 Reasons Your Team Isn’t Following You Through Change

5 Reasons Your Team Isn’t Following You Through Change

If you look behind you, and no one is there, then you aren’t really leading anything at all. Change is one of the greatest things we as leaders must navigate. Things that stay the same will inevitably become stale and outdated. As a leader, we must always be pointing our teams toward the next thing. That means transition. Leaders fail almost every day when it comes to navigating change. The reason why they fail is simple: they didn’t do a good job rallying the individuals on the team. How does... Read More